If you have a problem with buying tools, there are some simple things you can do.
Firstly, what you need to understand is that basically you can perform magick without necessarily using different tools and optional recommendations given about the craft.
If you read about it you'll see that this topic was the main subject of the other post you've read.
So the proper answer is this, you can do other things as well.
Just to remind you examples for what you can do , I'll sum it up for a little:
There are many things you can do which require no tools whatsoever, you can meditate, without any tools, you can work on your chakras, energy manipulation, practice the basics before you move on to other forms of magick, and so on.
If you still wish to use tools and ingredients remember that you can always make them by yourself.
This is totally free and a suitable solution for you problem, and i can assure you that it is extremely enjoyable to do it !
It also comes from your personal energy ( which is better for you) and is dedicated especially for your desire and will.